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Access Technology, Today and Tomorrow

Newsletter 11 09

Welcome to the latest davebanesaccess and access collective newsletter

Lots of news and stuff this week and thanks for the feedback on the ATIA special. One quick update on the kindle switch interface - Origin tell me it is just completing FCC approval and should be on the site very soon 

The latest AT of the week is available at

This weeks AT of the week is Otomata

Anyway on with the news

Access Technology News 

Microsoft to turn your flat into a control pad 

Microsoft is developing technology that turns wall surfaces in every room of a house into control panels for videogames and appliances.
Unlike Xbox 360 accessory Kinect, which tracks movement through a built-in camera, Microsoft's latest tech tunes into electromagnetic fields leaking out of home wiring. 

Great case study: Why JetBlue faces an accessibility lawsuit 

The California Council of the Blind and three California residents with visual impairments have filed a lawsuit against JetBlue Airways in Federal Court for the Northern District of California. The lawsuit alleges that JetBlue has violated California law by maintaining a website and operating airport check-in kiosks that are inaccessible to individuals with visual impairments

Speech Recognition and Eye Tracking Combined 

Speech Dasher appears to allow writing utilizing a combination of speech and a zooming interface controlled with gaze using an eye tracker.

Twitter News

Attainment Switch: An app that turns an iPad into switches and a switch interface all in one!

Government Attorney Explains New Accessibility Rules For Vending Machines

Are your mobile apps accessible?

How Twitter can be an #accessibility tool for deaf

Follow me on Twitter @davebanesaccess

Best of YouTube

As ever some great new videos of access technologies and accessibility from across the world all are playlisted at

Chromebooks and the Blind: Affordable Possibly Trouble Free Accessibility

How to change your color scheme

Learning Access Suite Overview Video

LookTel Money Reader
LookTel's Money Reader allows individuals who are blind or have low vision to know what denomination of money they have in their hands.

Introducing ZoomReader for the iPhone

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Access Technology, Today and Tomorrow Archive

11/09           Jet Blue, Speech and eye tracking, home control

11/08           CSUN 2011 Special

11/07          Fix The Web Special

11/06          NFC, Wayfinding videos, Useful links, inspiring stories

11/05          AT Dementia, YouTube worth subscribing to, Ipad switch access

11/04         ATIS4All, Speciabites, Mobile phone survey

11/03         Orlando Special, News from ATIA and accessible Disney

11/02          Eu promises accessibility law, 25 ways to accessble website

11/01          Free books on accessibility, Pebbles Project,

10/31          Google Voice, Free digital literacy resources, viewplus

10/30         Mada Connected Initiative, Touch screens for the blind

10/29         Free Flash Accessibility Course, Kinetic/Wii combo for VI,

10/28         UK govt moves to online services, disability personas launched

10/27         WebAIM translations available, Office suite for kids, Blackberry Access

10/26         Technology helps blind to see, Class action against United Airlines

10/25         21st Century Communications & Video Accessibility Act Special edition

10/24          Hotmail Keyboard Shortcuts, Henry Winkler on dyslexia, Which console

10/23          Brain Controlled wheelchair, Fix the web, Create and Convert

10/22           NPII Meetings, education accessibility webinar, WebAxe 5th Anniversary

10/21           HiSoftware White paper, New NVDA Beta, NVDA v Jaws Wizard Duel !

10/20          Xwave mind control for iPhone, Dolphin Consortium, Robots

10/19           Keyboard Maestro, Easy Speak, AppleVis, Talking TV Set top Box

10/18           Music Catch, Dragon Dictation for iPhone, Report on internet use by PWD's

10/17           Mada recruitment, Jazzball, Dragon for iPhone previewed

10/16           Jessies new eyes, Blastbay Toolkit, Qu'ran in Daisy format

10/15           Jawslite Petition, Skoog, SayText for iphone

10/14           Chrome Accessibility, Reducing cost of access, Accessible voting terminal

10/13            VI Tennis,  Tech Specs confusing,  pdf accessibility checker

10/12            Ipad accessibility settings, Accessible presentations, Talking TV controls

10/11            Deaf useof technology, 1 in 4 work without a break, web testers interview

10/10            Ofcom Accessibility Report, eReader Access Deal, DuckDuckGo

10/09            CSUN 2011, Kill Accessibility, Beyond the mouse

10/08            Speech Enable your blog, Tactile Ipod, Mobile Facebook

10 /07           Web Access Conferences, Imagine Cup winners, What is Dyslexia ?

10 / 06          Techshare Mobile, Silver Surfers week, iPad to control robots

10 / 05           Speak and See Suite, ICT PSP Consultation, DoJ and websites

10 / 04           Access Collective Podcast

10 / 03           DIAGRAM centre, Cdesk, AAC Awareness

10 / 02           Full Screen Refreshable Braille, Skinput, Open source Ipad Alternatives

10 / 01           Braille in Decline ? EyeGlasses App, Switch Adapted Camera